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Brantley Hightower

In recent years, the June event in the Papay’s backyard has come to represent the official start of the Lake|Flato summer season. For those of us approaching middle age it also serves as an annual reminder of how bloated and hairy we are becoming. Click to Read More

Corey Leamon

Longhorns Take Over

Posted by on 6/14/12 at 05:12pm

Good news! We have new arrivals in the form of three interns and one design architect. From the left: Sameer Rayyan joins us from the MArch program at the University of Virginia. After externing with us over the winter, he is back due to his enjoyment of Taco Truck Fridays. Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Better Know an LFer: Gus Starkey

Posted by on 6/7/12 at 11:34am

“Gus drives a Jeep which makes him a little like John Byrd. Gus also wears a hat which makes him a little like Matt Morris. He went to the University of Washington which makes him a little bit like Matt Wallace, and he’s a great guy to have on your team…which means he is nothing like Chris Krajcer.” -Steve Raike Click to Read More

Lewis McNeel

L|F and Area Sixth Graders Form Venture

Posted by on 6/4/12 at 03:39pm

This past school year a team of 6th grade entrepreneurs / venture capitalists formed a strategic alliance with Lake Flato to work on the design of some major new civic architecture that is being called a “game changer” for the AEC industry. The projects on the drawing boards were conceived and masterminded by the 6th graders with design consulting services performed by Lake Flato.  The projects include a rotating restaurant up in a tree with toboggan slides and ice skating rink, a subterranean river walk with a medieval weapons gallery, a mobile cooking school and cupcake shop made of train cars, and a chocolate mining facility and associated Click to Read More

Rebecca Bruce

Children’s Museum Gets a New Intern

Posted by on 6/1/12 at 10:42am

Sammy Hightower joins the Children’s Museum team this Friday afternoon to supply a dose of creative whim. This is not the first time Sammy has taken over a Lake Flatonian’s computer to get things moving… Who will be her next target?? Click to Read More

Rand Pinson

Digital Pin-up: Big Bend

Posted by on 5/30/12 at 08:00am

The beauty of Big Bend National Park’s remarkable landscape has much to tell us about relationships between the geology and paleontology of this unique place. Big Bend National Park has produced some of the most significant fossil finds in recent decades, yet these wonders are not adequately displayed or interpreted in the Park. Additionally, Big Bend National Park is one of the only National Parks with a clearly visible K-T boundaryline Click to Read More

Corey Leamon

Our Newest Project Designer

Posted by on 5/29/12 at 02:29pm

Say hello to Ashley Hereen, a recent addition to the Lake|Flato team! She comes to us most recently from Austin, Texas but was born in Las Vegas. She received her BA from Yale in 2005 and followed up with a Masters from Harvard in 2009. Her interest in the firm stems from “the sense of place… projects tied to physical and cultural contexts, sensitive to environmental opportunities and constraints, that often explore a contemporary Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Pecha Kucha Standing Ovation

Posted by on 5/29/12 at 09:08am

In case you missed last Thursday’s PechaKucha Night, here is the presentation that received the first and only standing ovation: Rancher Linda Perez. Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Shou-Sugi-Ban in Process

Posted by on 5/28/12 at 06:04am

Mike and Tim from Reznikoff Custom Furniture recently sent us some shots of their burning process for a shou-sugi-ban finish to be applied as an interior finish for SK Ranch. Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese technique of charring wood to naturally protect it from weather, pests and rot. The result is a gorgeous textured charcoal finish. On SK Ranch, Mike and Tim are starting with vertical grain cedar boards and finishing with a clear polyurethane sealer. Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

Mid Atlantic Inspiration

Posted by on 5/25/12 at 09:39am

Cameron and I traveled to from Maryland to North Carolina last week and took in some architecture while catching up with friends… Click to Read More